DDoS attack creates major Akamai and Internet DNS Problems

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    DDoS attack creates major Akamai and Internet DNS Problems
    http://www.incidents.org/diary.php?date=2004-06-15

    Starting at around 8:30 am EDT (12:30 UTC), a number of sources started to report a widespread Akamai DNS issue. Large web sites, which use Akamai for its DNS service, no longer resolved in DNS, and became inaccessible to their users. The affected sites were Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, FedEx, Xerox, Apple and likely many others. The situation improved around 10:30 EDT, mainly because some of the affected domains temporarily switched from using Akamai DNS servers to their own DNS servers.

    The problems seem to be attributable to a DDoS attack on Akamai's DNS servers, though we do not presently have the information to make a definitive assessment. According to the Akamai spokesperson, the problem was not limited to Akamai. He attributed the outage to an attack on the Internet infrastructure on a larger scale. We do not currently know of any sites that were affected by the attack without using Akamai's services.

    CLICK ON THESE LINKS FOR MORE:

    http://www.merit.edu/mail.archives/nanog/msg05267.html

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/washpost/20040615/tc_washpost/a43635_2004jun15


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